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In the second part of this blog, I covered how HTTPS web content inspection is provided in Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) service using ETP proxy. In this final blog post I want to provide information about how Akamai generates, distributes and controls access to private keys including TLS certificates.
In the first blog post I covered why HTTPS web traffic has grown to unprecedented levels, provided a TLS primer and looked at the basic concept of intercepting and inspecting HTTPS web traffic with Man-In-The-Middle techniques (MITM). In the second part, I will dive a bit deeper into how the TLS MITM capability has been implemented in Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) service.
In this series of blogs I'm going to talk about how the continued move towards all web traffic being encrypted has impacted enterprise security. In this blog I'm going to focus on the basics - what is encrypted web traffic and how can you proactively control this.
In the early 2000s, security was mostly focused on perimeter separation between the trusted corporate internal network and the untrusted everything else. Separation was very clear, as most corporate applications were inside the perimeter and users were office based, with a very low amount of remote working.
Recursive DNS communications are normally unencrypted between a client and a resolver. In an effort to improve user privacy and address security concerns, Mozilla announced it would begin enabling DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default in its Firefox browser. However, Mozilla recognized it would be necessary in some cases for enterprises to be able to inspect DNS traffic to enforce security controls. Consequently, Firefox also supports a "Network Signal" that,
Additional research and support provided by Danny Wasserman. Overview One of the goals of phishing sites is to lure individuals into providing sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords, through the use of email, SMS, social media, and messaging apps. This information is then used to access important accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss.
In my previous blogs, I wrote about how phishing is no longer just an email problem, how the industrialization of phishing is being driven by the easy availability and low cost of phishing toolkits, and how current phishing defenses are being bypassed by attackers.
In my previous phishing blogs, I wrote about the evolution of phishing and the industrialization of phishing that's being driven by the availability and low cost of toolkits.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, phishing attacks are now being created and executed on an industrial scale. Malicious actors are increasingly using highly sophisticated off-the-shelf phishing kits that allow them to deliver very targeted, short-lived attacks. These campaigns direct victims to a phishing web page that's an exact copy of a consumer or enterprise brand's site. This has lowered the barrier to entry for launching phishing attacks.